[lug] smtp, auth, mozilla, kmail

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Sun Oct 20 15:46:09 MDT 2002

D. Stimits wrote:

> I'm trying to set up email for a remote account on a UNIX machine
> (SunOS), and running into smtp auth problems. This machine "requires
> authentication" (smtp, not port 113, though 113 is on and working). In
> KMail I can go into setup for the smtp side, and set a flag/checkbox for
> enabling authentication, and things work fine. Using Mozilla 1.0 through
> 1.2b, I am failing, I cannot find a setting for smtp side to "use
> authentication" (at least not the type required). There seem to be all
> kinds of encryption or authentication available depending on what the
> context is, I need to find out exactly which "authentication" the
> "requires authentication" of KMail refers to, and then dig into that
> form under Mozilla. Can anyone tell me more exactly what form of
> authentication KMail is referring to when the "server requires
> authentication" is checked? This email works when the "security" part of
> KMail setup is set for no encryption, and authentication as CRAM-MD5,
> and I am starting to think that Mozilla does not support authentication.
> Also, if anyone knows smtp well, is there a direct telnet session to
> port 25 which I could manually enter smtp commands into, and request the
> list of authentications available? Manually running a query via telnet
> might give me more useful messages.

Additional info: The SunOS machine uses Postfix (I have no access to 
logs for postfix/smtp).

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

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